This paper deals with the elaboration of titanium dioxide coatings designed for photocatalytic applications, obtained by suspension plasma spraying (SPS), an alternative of the atmospheric plasma spraying (APS) in which the material feedstock is a suspension of the powder to be sprayed. Two different TiO2 powders were dispersed in distilled water and ethanol and injected in Ar-H2 or Ar-H2-He plasma under atmospheric conditions. SEM and XRD analysis were performed to study the microstructure and surface features of the titania coatings. Photocatalytic efficiency of the elaborated samples was evaluated from the conversion rate of different air pollutants: NOx and SO2. The present results showed that the suspension plasma spraying allows to produce reactive surfaces for the removal of air pollutants that in the same working conditions, present a higher photocatalytic activity compared to that of the initial raw powders.

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